We need to take measures that will address gender violence, inequality and patriarchy
The president has repeated his belief that teenage mothers should be separated from their babies and sent to a "faraway" place to finish school.
Teen moms shouldn't be stigmatised; they should be encouraged to finish school, writes University of KwaZulu-Natal researcher Samantha Willan.
Stigma can ruin the lives of young mothers, but there is support available that can keep their futures bright.
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